Hot Bench

When a judge constantly interrupts the lawyers with questions while they are trying to make presentations it is called a "hot bench." The program Hot Bench is exactly that. A panel of three judges hear court cases and render verdicts. They frequently interrupt and even with each other. After hearing the case they go to a private room and decide who they believe. They then return and render their verdict.

Weekdays at 5:00 PM et/pt on Syndicated
5 Seasons, 429 Episodes
September 15, 2014
Drama, Reality
4.7/10
Cast: Tanya Acker, Patricia DiMango, Sonia Montejano, Larry Bakman
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Hot Bench
Episodes

Hot Bench Full Episode Guide

  • A man jumps out of his car to confront the motorist who hit him in the middle of an intersection; Lyme disease, heavy-milking goats and stolen money come into play when ex-lovers dissolve their relationship and shared business.

  • Wife and Ex-Girlfriend Fight in Court!

  • I Brake for Ghosts!; When Yard Sales Attack!

  • Runway Brake Fail Disaster!; Flooding Fraud?!

  • An estate sales host in need of a van reaches out to a friend from church who allegedly sells a non-repairable, "burnt status" vehicle to her.

  • A violent fight breaks out when the cake lady allegedly makes a rude comment about the birthday girl and an offended cousin takes action. Also: A woman sues her landlord for furniture damage and stolen property when the home was tented for termites; the landlord says it's her own fault.

  • A landscaper accuses a former client of showering him with compliments but refusing to pay him; in an effort to recover her security deposit, a woman returns to her old apartment to take photos of her ex-landlord's repairs.

  • An author says her uncle intentionally destroyed an old TV that was to be used in an upcoming play; a woman admits she accidentally hit her boyfriend's car, causing $4,500 in damages, but says his attempt to fix it canceled their insurance claims.

  • A violence victim offers up a flimsy defense when she is charged with owing more than $3,000 in back utilities she reportedly promised to pay; drinking, drug use and filthiness come into play when ex-roommates fight over their living arrangement.

  • A woman says the car she lent to a friend was impounded and auctioned; a woman who was injured at work tries to cash her settlement check at her neighborhood grocery store.

  • A widow says she will donate her deceased husband's truck to charity rather than give it to the daughter who insists he left it to her; a college student surprises his roommates by taking off to Europe after telling them he had no rent money.

  • A woman with excellent credit says she was contacted by a collection agency for her daughter's unpaid bills; a new boat owner accuses a repairman of shoddy workmanship.

  • A single mother-of-two takes in a friend, only to be sued for concert tickets and thousands of dollars; an absentee landlord blames the presence of rats in his rental on a tenant's partying and leaving the garage door open.

  • The truth comes to light about the purchase of an engagement ring; a man admits he failed to inspect a 23-year-old camper before he paid for it.

  • A disabled man is allegedly scammed out of thousands of dollars; a woman seeks repayment after helping her sister.

  • A woman is accused of posting defamatory flyers about her sex life with an athlete; a woman who suffered domestic abuse tries to help out a friend in a similar situation.

  • A woman accuses an ex-friend of a string of lies to defraud her of money, but the judges find she is hiding a lie of her own; a young woman registers her unlicensed friend's car in her own name and is hit with thousands of dollars in parking tickets.

  • A man with PTSD and incapacitated from third-degree burns says he was powerless to help his pregnant daughter; a survivor of a DUI has a broken back and a barrage of emails from his best friend's wife when he is accused of reneging on a loan.

  • A repairman neglects to tell his client that one of his workers fell through her ceiling; a veteran city worker is accused of smoking pot and is evicted from her home after only seven days.

  • A repairman who touts his five-star online ratings is accused of stealing a woman's car; he accuses her of refusing to pay for repairs.

  • When a tree damages a woman's home, she claims she got the short end of the stick in a scheme to defraud an insurance company; a man admits he disrespected a friend's wife on her birthday because he was angry that they were driving his old vehicle.

  • A woman confesses that she lied about her past on her apartment application but denies owing more than $4,000 to the landlord; ex-coworkers are accused of taking their ongoing feud to the street in front of a church, and a man denies getting violent.

  • A woman claims her ex-roommate threatened to chop her into little pieces; Judge Corriero suggests that they might be from an "alternate universe."

  • Bored teens' adventure ends in a crash and thousands of dollars in damages; a restaurant owner's brother is accused of faulty plumbing.

  • Former club co-workers fight over an allegedly botched demolition job; a lawyer demands thousands in payback from her landlord.

  • A car dealer claims a woman owes him $50,000 as an investment in his company; ex-friends fight over the sale of a van.

  • Ex-friends dispute a truck's disappearance; a landlord says a woman damaged his property while she was moving out.

  • A woman says she was a bad mother when she left her stepchildren with an allegedly abusive father; her stepson sues her for a loan to start fresh.

  • After moving in together, a man and woman have a dispute over sleeping arrangements; after a dog fight at a no-leash park, a pet owner claims his German Shepard was labeled as vicious.

  • A landlord admits that he placed dog feces on a tenant's front porch; a dog gets away from its sitters and is hit by a car.

  • A 10-year-old is accused of strangling his four-year-old neighbor; their mothers fight over the alleged incident.

  • A beautiful coastal wedding is moved to a cramped inside space due to reportedly faulty equipment and bad service; a contractor doubles his original $10,000 job estimate, saying it was too dark when he surveyed the property originally.

  • A man hired to paint a classic convertible is accused of drag-racing the vehicle and botching the paint job; ex-tenants claim their landlord filed a retaliatory lawsuit over an attempted eviction and reportedly illegal water use.

  • A mother says she had no choice but to leave her child with a nanny for 15 months, then claims that the child was mistreated; when a woman sues an ex-business associate, he accuses her of making romantic advances and trying to sabotage profits.

  • After a young woman suffers a stroke, her mother organizes an online fundraiser and is accused of stealing thousands of dollars.

  • A poodle suffers a horrific mauling by a pit bull who reportedly terrorizes the entire neighborhood; an outrageous interest rate comes into play when custody of a 65-inch television divides a family.

  • Four children with two reportedly unfit parents are shuffled between family members who fight over their living expenses.

  • A newlywed says her cake was so ugly that her first instinct was to throw it to the floor during the cake-cutting ceremony; a landlord accuses tenants of being so dirty that they caused a rat infestation.

  • A felon admits to stealing half a million dollars and living the good life before being caught; his ex-girlfriend wants to be paid back for an alleged loan she made to him.

  • A young contractor is sued for poor workmanship; while serving time in prison, a man's bank account is drained.

  • A woman claims she awoke to find an elderly neighbor in her home staring at her from her bed; her neighbor demands payback for a loan.

  • In a heated battle over a camper, ex-friends dispute an agreement to share the vehicle; a landlord gives his ex-tenant a break but regrets his good deed when rent goes unpaid and carpet is destroyed.

  • A woman's claim for damages to her leased Mercedes outrages Judge Acker; the defendant admits that he was paying double what he should have paid.

  • After testifying against a contractor who she says threatened her mother, a fearful 16-year-old girl asks to be excused; the contractor denies verbally assaulting the family.

  • When Rumor the horse develops "contracted heels" and is unable to compete, the animal's new owner claims she was misled and swindled; when a woman sues her ex-lover for repayment of a loan, he insists that he paid her back in "services."

  • The judges try to get to the bottom of a loan-shark story when two veterans fight over thousands of dollars; a man sinks into a deep depression after the death of his mom, and his child's mother comes to his rescue.

  • A woman breaks into tears discussing the ex she says promised to marry her but instead stole her pain medications and wrecked her car.

  • When a woman chimes in with remodeling suggestions, her ex-lover-contractor accuses her of hostility and allegedly walks off the job. Also: A Pit Bull mix is accused of maliciously attacking a small dog; his owner claims his dog was only acting in self defense.

  • The Judges' vision is put to the test when a meticulous landlord goes after a young tenant for daring to attempt matching shades of white paint.case Also: A mechanic's answers change as quickly as the Judge questions him when he allegedly fails to repair a friend's car as promised.

  • When asked to pay rent arrears, a woman files for a restraining order against her aunt and claims she was assaulted. Also: A man accused of stealing his ex-lover's handgun resorts to mudslinging when she comes after him for a series of unpaid loans.

  • A boy admits to losing control of a go-kart and crashing into a neighbor's garage but accuses the neighbor of inflating the extent of the damage; a woman sues her ex-landlords for the return of money she paid out for a room she never moved into.

  • An artist recruits an influential customer to garnish rave online reviews, then is accused of shoddy craftsmanship; after a neighborhood home is sold, a woman rents to one of its ex-residents and quickly regrets her decision.

  • A man says his ex-lover sent a man called "The Beast" to scare him into paying back a $16,000 loan for a motorcycle; a landlord denies raising tenants' rent after they complained about a broken air conditioner in 115-degree weather.

  • A fireman who does custom engine work on the side is sued for thousands when an overhaul of a '71 Chevy Nova goes awry. Also: A mother insists that her boys didn't carve their names on the hood of a cousin's car; she denies spanking and yelling at them after the incident.

  • A woman's blind date ends with a drunken night of bar hopping and four slashed tires; she is also accused of stealing money from a drug deal.

  • Ex friends battle over thousands in unpaid cellphone bills; a young woman claims she was confused about the phone company's generous offer to pay her bill. Also: What begins as a simple drive to the fair, ends with an alleged jump from the car and call to the police; a surprise reconciliation comes into play.

  • When a young man "accidentally" pawns his neighbor's gaming equipment, he lies to police and is arrested. Also: A woman admits that she lied about being pregnant to her high-school lover; he says she continues to pursue him as an adult with gifts and alleged harassment.

  • A gay man's one-sided love affair ends with a disastrous trip to Europe to visit his aunt's grave; he claims his travel companion promised sex but only slept with other men.

  • Angry words are exchanged when a woman sues her brother over a jacket intended for the homeless; their elderly mother sheds tears throughout.

  • A homeless man is accused of stealing high-grade pot by his friend; he says there were pounds of weed in the freezer; a Dalmatian-Labrador mix is hit by a car while playing fetch; the dog's owner sues her stepson for his alleged carelessness.

  • After a violent felony arrest of a minor, a mother accuses his lawyer of showing up late for court; the Yale-educated lawyer begs to differ.

  • A woman sues a fellow motorist for allegedly sideswiping her while making a lane change; he offers up a wildly different story.

  • A woman admits that she knew her lover was wanted by authorities; she regrets bailing him out of jail after he gave a false name to police. Also: A man claims an equipment operator came after his family after a grossly exaggerated fender bender.

  • A family cruise turns potentially deadly when a boat starts to sink; passengers are rescued but a disgruntled boat buyer wants payback.

  • A woman accuses her hairstylist of ruining her custom-made wig; the stylist says she's just trying to scam her for a new one. Also: When a business owner's dreams of development fall apart, he sues a construction manager for allegedly incomplete work and unpaid permit fees.

  • A landlord accuses a tenant of destroying her property; the tenant claims the property was in shambles when she got there. Also: Sisters fight over an unpaid loan, a birthday party for their mother and finally, the cost of her memorial after she passed.

  • Scorned Ex-Lover Cheated On and Dumped?!

  • Blown-Out Engine Scam?!; Judge Corriero's Dating Rules!

  • Desperately Seeking Ling Ling the Pomeranian Puppy!; Storage Battle!

  • Passenger Sings for Deliverance!

  • A man claims his customized Yamaha went up in flames after an allegedly botched electrical repair.

  • A consignment worker sues her boss after she doesn't make the short list of employees to be paid after the store goes belly up; a man claims he only stayed two days in his new home because it wasn't clean and demands rent payback.

  • A woman recounts a harrowing tale after suffering injuries from an alleged German Shepard attack; the dog's owner says it could have been worse.

  • While in the privacy of his own yard, a Yorkie is allegedly attacked and blinded by a neighbor's Pit Bull in area that doesn't allow their ownership. Also: A baker claims she lost $125 a day for a month when her commercial rental sprung a leak; the landlord said it was for one day and she never paid rent.

  • A bride-to-be accuses a banquet-hall owner ofsneaking in an extra $1,000 in fees for her wedding space. Also: A mother of six demands that her sister-in-law pay her back for money loaned to buy a car; her sister-in-law says it was forgiven because she ran errands for her.

  • After being attacked by a homeless man, a performer becomes embroiled in an alleged pepper spray fight, crow bar attack and bible study' forgiveness' group.

  • A babysitter sues for thousands after only two days of work; she claims she had to take "rescue meds" to prevent seizures resulting from emotional distress. Also: A woman says her cousin was allegedly intoxicated when he took her car without permission and crashed into an 18-wheeler.

  • A man eagerly joins a friend's 'investment pool' only to discover that his $5000 has gone missing; rumors of a 'Ponzi scheme' come into play. Also: Amid allegations of cheating, a young man is accused of borrowing his lover's car, destroying it and abandoning it by the side of the road.

  • A young motorist confesses that he was too embarrassed to seek medical help after a 71-year-old man allegedly hit him in the face with a hammer. Also: A man claims his ex-wife's hostility over a motorcycle loan stems from the fact that he missed their son's middle school graduation.

  • When car brakes fail, a woman avoids oncoming traffic by ramming into a 91-year-old church; she floods the building causing over $10,000 in damages. Also: Retired body shop owners admit that they neglected to tell a customer that a matching paint job would cost extra.

  • A man is accused of ratting out a friend to police after an altercation over a girl; parents defend their incarcerated son in court.

  • A traffic jam in a party district leaves an uninsured motorist defending his souped-up truck and its alleged ramming into a small, packed Lyft vehicle. Also: A man exaggerates descriptions of his situation after being accused of breaking in and vandalizing an apartment he was turned down for.

  • A woman suffers a horrendous motorcycle accident only to allegedly be victimized by the friend who took her in. Also: A woman sues her mother for the return of a wedding ring; her mom tries to use an illegal recording as evidence against her.

  • A female lawyer is thrown out of court after an emotional fight over her dog's liability for the vicious death of a neighbor's cat.

  • A groomer is accused of dognapping a customer's pets; the animals' owners are accused of busting down a door to get them back.

  • Judge DiMango presses a woman on her statement regarding an assault by her boyfriend which she now denies; a man swears on the life of a loved one and puts down $60,000 in gold and jewelry as collateral for a $7,500 loan.

  • A mother of 11 has a surprising reaction to her daughter's assertion that she is the star child of the family and should be rewarded for her collegiate efforts; a man accuses his neighbor of shoddy work on his new storage shed.

  • A teen who took a friend's ATV for a ride, made a turn going 50 mph, and flipped and rolled, is sued for damages; a woman accuses a man of fraud when the car she purchases breaks down after two days and has 200,000 more miles than advertised.

  • A woman disagrees with her boyfriend's decision to have gastric bypass surgery, so he sues her for repayment of a loan; a disabled mom demands that her daughter's ex-lover pay back a $3,000 loan.

  • A 74-year-old Good Samaritan insists that he never bought the companionship of a 31-year-old woman whom allegedly owes him thousands in loans. Also: The botched sale of a used boat prompts the Judges to dispense wise words about the art of the deal.

  • After being evicted, a disabled senior claims she was never made aware that her fellow tenants were on a rent strike against management. Also: A disgruntled SUV owner claims his vehicle was ruined by feminine seat covers and rainbow stickers; the SUV's ex-owner says it was a death trap.

  • A woman claims she struck a deal with her landlord to clear out a living space in exchange for rent; she's accused of trashing valuable property. Also: A woman fears for her life when a firearm is drawn during an altercation at her new day spa

  • After multiple attacks, "Bandit" the Pit Bull is put down; a tearful dog owner is sued for thousands in vet bills and emotional distress.

  • Payback money allegedly goes missing after being put under a doormat in the middle of the night. Also: After meeting in culinary school, two friends make the mistake of loaning each other money; the Judges reach a speedy verdict.

  • The judges admonish a landlord for a security deposit delinquency after the landlord does the exact same thing to her tenant. Also: A woman sues her son for a loan to buy a TV but doesn't stay angry at him for long; the judges implore the young man to show a little gratitude.

  • A landlord posts flyers accusing his tenant of making off with his property at an unapproved yard sale; his tenant sues for defamation of character.

  • A phlebotomy technician has a little fun with the judges as he tries to collect on a loan from a friend; he admits he called his friend's family "garbage." Also: In a heated exchange over an allegedly bad hair weave, a teen's dad provides moral support.

  • A landlord is accused of discriminating against a young father with a large family; the judges take issue with a shoddy counterclaim.

  • Fractured ribs and a concussion are just two of the many injuries suffered by teen drivers when their uninsured cars collide on the way to school. Also: A 50K bail out, alleged domestic violence and Internet infidelity come into play when ex-friends end their relationship.

  • After meeting at rehab, two women become friends but end their relationship after a bender and a brutal car crash.

  • Young siblings offer up their lifetime savings to help their father’s workplace; when the business fails, their father tries to recoup their losses.

  • The judges face a young woman with an ‘atrocious attitude’ of entitlement after she takes a friend’s generosity for granted.

  • A woman accuses her ex-stepfather of entering her property without permission and taking her belongings; he claims she never paid rent.

  • A man claims he overheard a death threat targeting his beloved dog and later had to fend off a "butcher knife and screwdriver" attack.

  • A landlord says a former tenant left her home in shambles; a plaintiff's compliment to the judges has little effect on the outcome of her case when she sues a jobless friend for $3,000.

  • A self-proclaimed "temporary" landlord denies illegal activity and sues ex-tenants for damages; they claim the home was flooded before they moved in. Also: A young woman suffers an outrageous insult in court by a middle-aged man accused of slamming into her car.

  • Ex-fiancées fight over a Rolex, a BMW and an engagement ring when a 13-year relationship fails to end in happily ever after. Also: A "friendly sniff" between neighborhood dogs allegedly turns into a violent bite and body shake; pet owners dispute liability.

  • An unhappy ex-tenant claims a property manager's actions left her, her fiancé and their five children with nowhere to go; various circumstances come into play when ex-roommates fight.

  • A senior's prized anniversary pocket watch is allegedly torn apart by a small-business clock shop; a struggling young man can't make payments on a used car.

  • Foot Fetish Marrying Man?!

  • An angry pet owner storms out of the courtroom after listening to a pit bull owner allegedly lie about the vicious attack that scarred their dog.

  • Heart-wrenching footage of mauled Pekingese dragging himself across the floor comes into play when pet owners dispute a vicious attack. Also: A man's litany of excuses as to why he didn't pay back a dear friend fall on deaf ears when the judges set the record straight for a Good Samaritan.

  • A model leaves her job and moves to Los Angeles to be with a man who claims their relationship was doomed; she sues for moving costs. Also: When a woman tries to return a handmade hatchet to its rightful owner, the weapon is hurled at her car by an angry neighbor.

  • The reckless discharge of a loaded M4 rifle allegedly leaves six bullet holes in a woman's home; a young man reportedly flees the scene.

  • A landlord is accused of being ignorant of his responsibilities to a tenant; his list of wear-and-tear damages totals over $7000. Also: A football rivalry gets out of hand when a man takes offense at being called a "fake fan" of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • A landlord objects to a young couple's attempt to grow pot on his property in a state with legalized marijuana. Also: Ex-lovers fight over their former dog's medical bills and the reason for his illness.

  • Baked chicken instead of fried chicken, mis-matched napkins and no utensils leave a bride in tears and suing her wedding day chef. Also: Judge Acker lightens the mood when a woman going through bankruptcy cries over the goodwill she extended to a friend.

  • Mother Threatens Home Invasion?!

  • The alleged failure of an A-list rapper to enter the United States leaves an investor and promoter at odds when a concert falls through.

  • Longtime neighbors fight over a shoddy fence cover amidst allegations of harassment and property damage. Also: Feuding family members refuse to make amends over the balance owed on a Mini Cooper.

  • Odometer Rollback Roulette?!; Slumlord or Squatter Victim?

  • A woman claims priceless family heirlooms were thrown in the trash; her ex-roommate accuses her of being a hoarder with items of little value.

  • A woman regrets subleasing her apartment to a co-worker; his idea of moving out 'in a second' turns into a months-long, unpaid affair. Also: A waitress breaks down when talking about the way a new boss allegedly treated her; the friend who is suing her gives an encouraging hug mid-case.

  • Restraining orders, police action and child visitation come into play when alleged debts from a failed marriage are disputed.

  • A homeless man diagnosed with stage IV cancer claims he was assaulted and thrown out of a shelter when a former friend accused him of theft.

  • The judges are appalled by a young woman's treatment of her grandmother who loaned her thousands of dollars when she fell on hard times; a man claims he spent weeks in prison after being arrested for disorderly conduct.

  • A hair salon owner is accused of changing the locks to keep a departing stylist from returning, and the stylist sues for the return of property; a man's attempt to cover up a tattoo with a new one ends with police being called.

  • A woman with a permanent restraining order against her father claims he gave her money in order to try and win back his abused ex-wife.

  • A self-proclaimed minister accuses a neighbor of attacking her Christian character, and their argument escalates into a full-blown fight; a man's deal to barter handyman work for a used hot tub falls apart when the tub stops working properly.

  • A contractor apologizes for playing the race card when he is sued by a woman for sub-standard work.

  • A woman reveals unsavory details about her intimacy with the father of her child while his new girlfriend looks on; a landlord is shocked by accusations made by a former tenant who he says owes thousands in back rent.

  • A former missionary who tutors Syrian refugees accuses a fellow motorist of backing into her while she was looking for a handicap parking spot; a landlord accuses ex-tenants of stealing his identity in order to put utility bills in his name.

  • When the treatment of an expensive wig is at the center of a heated debate, the judges call on "Loretta" to settle the vendetta.

  • Half-naked and high as a kite is how an alleged victim of a hit-and-run describes his aggressor; a woman denies her child was exposed to pot smoke.

  • A teen claims she earned $1000 as a rapper's model for a week and asks her best friend to cash her paycheck; her best friend sues for the check value plus $2000 worth of emotional distress. Also: A used car salesman accuses a woman's ex-convict boyfriend of taking his BMW for a ride and never coming back.

  • A woman says football players and strippers were occupying the lakeside mansion she rented for a photo shoot of basketball models.

  • A veteran's thigh is exposed to reveal a barn owl tattoo that he claims went terribly wrong; the tattoo artists say he was wildly offensive.

  • An ex-con comes clean about a motorcycle deal, while his ex-wife marries his jail-mate and sells the cycle while he is in prison; a woman takes the law into her own hands by reneging on a deal to pay her cousin back for thousands in phone charges.

  • A doctor says his success in saving a man's leg from amputation was met with nonpayment and ingratitude; "most outrageous lawsuit ever," says Judge Acker.

  • Despite mounting evidence, a mother and her 12-year-old daughter refuse to accept that their Yorkshire terrier attacked a neighbor; a teenager offers to help his cousin move and ends up being accused of destroying her television.

  • A young man claims he was trying to help out an abused mother of two, but she says he wanted more than friendship; Lady the shepherd is accused of attacking and biting a neighbor and her dog and traumatizing an autistic onlooker.

  • Fearing for his life, a man evacuates his own home when an angry ex-girlfriend threatens to pistol whip him with a loaded gun.

  • Only a month after a woman moves in with her boyfriend, she allegedly discovers he's cheating on her and doing drugs; a phone for the financially-strapped is allegedly stolen while two friends are eating donuts, and the suspected thief denies being resentful of the phone.

  • A senior citizen dips into her hidden vacation fund to help her young friend overcome an allegedly abusive relationship; a car salesman claims he trusted his longtime friend and got stuck with a broken BMW, but she claims he never paid for it in full.

  • Judge Acker is appalled when a child is allegedly coached to testify about a violent assault between family members.

  • A woman says she spent thousands to build a high-end fence only to discover that a cheap lock had allegedly been installed on the wrong side; while driving and listening to a popular song about having a good day, a man is T-boned by an uninsured driver and thrown across the road.

  • A woman claims that violence in her home forced her to move out early, but her landlord claims that's no excuse to skip out on rent; a woman refuses to acknowledge her brother after his ex-girlfriend accuses her of kicking them out and throwing their clothes in the garbage.

  • A couple claim that instead of being paid to care for a friend's elderly mother, they were arrested for trespassing and thrown in jail; a man sues his ex-friend for the return of over $4,000 worth of his mother's belongings, but she claims he owed her money for storing it.

  • A man sues his former friend for dental bills after her Australian Shepherd allegedly head-butted him and chipped his tooth; a woman claims her friend came over with tears, two kids, and a dog and that she took them in only to be left with alleged property damage and harassment.

  • A handyman claims a female client walked out of the bathroom naked, but she insists that the only one being inappropriate was him; a woman accuses her brother of stealing money from her aunt's bank account, but he claims he used the money for his mother's funeral costs.

  • A teenager demands thousands in damages for emotional distress after her hand-tailored prom dress rips open on the big night.

  • A childcare provider claims she had to close her daycare after an ex-client allegedly bad-mouthed her to other parents. A tattoo artist accuses a client's husband of making vulgar comments while she was trying to work on his wife.

  • Neighbors fight over damages after they get rid of a possum pest. A dog owner sues for damages claiming the puppy had a congenital birth defect.

  • A mother is accused of cursing in front of a child over an alleged unpaid debt; she offers up an apology in court. A young man claims he suffered mental anguish when his childhood friend reneged on a truck deal and allegedly scrapped the vehicle.

  • A woman sues her contractor for breach of contract after delays due to rain, while he claims she sabotaged the project. A disgruntled tenant fears she won't receive the return of her deposit; her landlord claims she cleaned dirty carpets for a week.

  • A performer is accused of acting like a groupie instead of an up-and-coming star; he denies all charges and sues his publicist.

  • A man claims he was given a $5000 gift from his girlfriend's aunt to be eye candy for her and make her look good; a buyer alleges that the 12-year-old car he found online turned out to be a fire hazard, the seller claims he has evidence from a mechanic to prove otherwise.

  • A man returns home after caring for his elderly mother, and is shocked to discover accusations by his roommates of a common law marriage.

  • A man's efforts to pick up a hot tub he purchased end in failure, he accuses the salesperson of being uncooperative and demands his money back; an ex-boyfriend is accused of stealing $5000 from his ex-lover's glove compartment and bragging about it online.

  • A young woman wants to dip into the college fund her grandmother saved for her to repair her car, but Grandma says no way; a woman claims her landlord stole her medical marijuana and harassed her while she lived in allegedly subpar home.

  • A man is accused of ruining his sister's credit when he leaves her on the hook for a $4000 car loan; and a teenager claims her sister-in-law was trying to impress her new girlfriend by buying new sneakers on her dime.

  • A young woman shells out $6000 in cash to a family friend only to discover that the car she purchased had been labeled "salvaged" because of an accident. Also: a woman claims high-school kids broke into an allegedly abandoned trailer to do drugs; the owner begs to differ and demands payback after it is hauled away.

  • A Pomeranian allegedly dislocates his hip because his nail got caught in the carpet. Also: a dispute over a fence damaged by a fire.

  • A meat and fish salesman goes door-to-door and is offered a job by a "fast friend" who sues him for $2000 shortly thereafter; and a family being sued by their landlord claim they had no heat for months.

  • A woman claims she was wrongfully convicted and sent to jail because of a 12-year feud with her neighbor over a disputed property line; and an ex-lover seems more upset about the timing of a break-up than she is by a lawsuit brought against her for money allegedly owed.

  • A man behind on his rent to the tune of $5000 is thrown out of court for sparring with Judge Acker; and a woman sues her former boss for unpaid wages.

  • A German Shepherd is accused of killing a tiny Chihuahua; and a dispute over used vehicle that the buyer claims is a lemon.

  • A woman becomes hospitalized, saying her ex-lover assaulted her; a daycare provider sues a family for unpaid services.

  • A caregiver is accused of kidnapping two children and holding them until their parents paid her for her baby-sitting services.

  • An angry mother gets physical at a beauty salon, claiming her teenage daughter's weave has been botched.

  • A married, gay couple claim their landlord targeted them with bigotry and hate; the landlord sues for malicious destruction of property.

  • After a child's death, mourning parents dispute the cost of the funeral, headstone and possible property damage; Judge DiMango uses some choice words to describe a litigant accused of skipping out on rent, leaving a college student holding the bill.

  • A woman accuses a hairdresser of ruining a birthday "curl and style" of her wig, "Sasha"; a man and his son purchase a smoking, mufflerless 24-year-old car that they insist came with a 30-day warranty.

  • A grieving widow rescues her deceased husband's dog only to have it accused of a deadly attack on a neighbor's pet goats; a man must consider the financial value of home care provided by his children's mother while he works full time.